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Inventions Made by Women: Wow! Who Knew?

Compliments of Suzanne Kelly

Author: Communications Committee/Wednesday, February 10, 2016/Categories: General

1. The Car Heater

We all owe our thanks to Margaret A Wilcox who invented the car heater in 1893!
(Margaret also invented a combined clothes and dishwasher)

2. Monopoly

This popular board game was designed by Elizabeth Magie in 1904, originally called the Landlord’s Game. The purpose of this game was to expose the injustices of unchecked capitalism. Her game was ripped off by Charles Darrow who sold it to Parker Brother’s 30 years later. However Parker Brothers later paid Elizabeth $500 for her game. Gee Thanks!

3. The Fire Escape

The fire escape was invented by Anna Connelly in 1887

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